Should I get an N3DS XL?

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  1. astrangeone
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    astrangeone GBAtemp Addict

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    So, I was an early adopter of the original 3DS, and felt that there wasn't enough of a games library to actually make it worthwhile. I ended up selling my system, and then rebuying it for Pokemon, and then I never upgraded to the 3DS XL when it came out. (Because we all know that Nintendo loves releasing new versions of their hardware and annoying the piss out of early adopters.)

    I just picked up a used 3DS XL (the Link Between Worlds one), and ended up doing a system transfer to the system. I'm happy enough with the 3DS XL but I feel like I would love to play Xenoblade Chronicles and other games - like VC SNES titles (Earthbound, anyone?).

    Pros:
    - quite cheap on the used market (already? Wow, people have no patience for this.)
    - Xenoblade Chronicles/VC SNES titles
    - able to put AuReiNAND and A9LH as usual on it
    - video streaming through software; something I wanted on the 3DS for a long time

    Cons:
    - I can use emulators to run most SNES titles
    - $280 for the system is still a lot of money to invest in it
    - no support for N3DS only games - only Xenoblade and Hyrule Warriors Legends actually benefit from it
    - the NX will be out "soon" - why upgrade to something that already has no support/developers?
    - I don't need or want the amiibo functionality
     
  2. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    Your Pros sucks, don't get one.

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  3. Xenon Hacks

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    $280? Where the hell are you buying from its like $170-$180 online
     
  4. astrangeone
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    astrangeone GBAtemp Addict

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    Canadian prices. Amazon.ca + a 32 gigabyte micro SD card = $280.
     
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    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

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    You can set the CPU speed so that's always in N3DS mode for all games.
    It's worth it.
     
  6. wolven9

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    I'm glad I got one, but was it needed? Not really. Some times I even miss my circle pad pro...
    It does make a few games run better though and its nice to not have to carry a CPP around when playing Majora's mask or monster hunter. Xenoblade rules though. I'm pretty sure DQ VIII is an exclusive aswell.
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    Why not just buy on Ebay?
     
  8. astrangeone
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    astrangeone GBAtemp Addict

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    I've been burned by bad sellers on ebay, plus Paypal is a pain and a half. If I buy online, it's mostly Amazon (and not 3rd party sellers).

    Looks like someone is selling a Japanese blue one on my local classified adverts, plus MHX. I might pick up MHX, but I don't want to spoil the Western release for myself.
     
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  9. Raylight

    Raylight Paranoid Temper

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    Who wants to know?
    id just wait till after e3 you never know if Ninty will Crush 3ds with NX
     
  10. Xenon Hacks

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    Ill never understand how people get ripped off on Ebay especially since your using paypal.
     
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    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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  12. astrangeone
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    I didn't, but I had to waste a lot of brain cells dealing with the issue. I rather not buy on ebay, if I can help it.

    I know you sell systems on ebay, so you are exempted. There are a lot of asshats out there.